Good Days Start with Coffee

Good Days Start with Coffee

I had a fun time making this card.  Been in a shaker cardmaking mode for a bit and this was great fun to use the coffee beans in the shaker with various toppings from Queen and Company.   Another card for the Summer Coffee Lover’s Bloghop.

I used Stamplorations coffee mug to cut out the center of the shaker from No Worries paper from CTMH.  Sapphire is the background cardstock (25% off this month).  Cut transparency out  and put on the back of the paper creating the window.  For the coffee beans to work, you need to double layer 3D foam tape.  Create a box on the Sapphire cardstock and add your shaker fillings in.

Mount the top of the card on the 3D foam tape.  Stamp the sentiment from My Favorite Things – LLD Perk Up in Sapphire on Lagoon paper.  Cut out the  “and you”.    Put the sentiments as shown.

Some of the beans are a little big and don’t shake around very well.  Love the brown and blue combination.  The card smells amazing with the coffee beans in it.  =)

June is a jazzy month!  Here are the links to all of the great specials:

  • S1706 – Hello Foxy is a timeless Stamp of the Month for $17.95 or $5.00 with a $50.00 order.
  • We’ve Got You Covered.  Buy one album and get the 2nd album 50% off!
  • Cardstock Carnival – June 15-30th – 25% off!  Spend $25.00, get a workshop free.  Spend $50.00, get the Stamp of the Month for $5.00, a workshop, and an entry into the Great Cricut Giveaway! Price reduction not showing?  No worries, put your choice in the cart or login and it will show the discounted price!
  • 7+Wonderful Workshop guides, one of which can be yours free with qualifying purchase of $25.00!  Check it out!
  • Great Cricut Giveaway Event. $50.00 order is one entry into this drawing. Joining my team will get you entries. $3300.00 in prizes until we hit the goal of 39,000 points…read all about it!!  The party total is moving on up and we had our three prize giveaway!!  We are almost to the fourth giveaway!  Wow….over $500 in prizes given out now!
  • Join My Team and you will receive an album FREE, valued at $29.99.  It’s $75 to join CTMH. The contents of the Consultant kit are worth $164 AND you get $50.00 of Product Credit to pick out other papers/inks/stamps for a value of $214.   Add the album in and that’s $240.00 for $75.00.  Plus there are lots of other great reasons to join – Check it out.
  • The Seasonal Expressions 2  is live now and all new!
  • Events – check them out on my calendar.
  • Summer Coffee Bloghop – Join Us!  Create something summer and coffee related and join the hop!
  • Like My FB Pages: Linda Creates and You’ve Got Oils
  • Join My Customer Special Peeps Group (Customers only, no consultants please).  In this group, you can see the different workshops in albums along with tracking the Great Cricut Giveaway.

Thanks for stopping by my corner of the internet.   In our house, all good days need to start with coffee!  Be sure to not miss out on an entry in the Great Cricut Giveaway, and two Workshops of your choice if your order is over $50.00!!

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Happy Wishes On Your Day

Happy Wishes On Your Day

This is the last butterfly shaker card and created to send greetings to an upcoming nuptial, birthday, or individual celebration.  The paper is from Hello Lovely, which is retiring on April 30, 2017.  

You can see the wonderfully subtle papers here which work well for all elegant occasions.  I think it would even work well for babies if you use the opposites side of the flower paper.

I chose to use Lemon cardstock for the butterfly because I really wanted it to stand out.  I see all the yellow butterflies in the spring so this paper works out so well for this card.  Yellow creates such a happy feeling.

The shaker (butterfly) and the die are from Queen and Company.  The insides are from my seed bead and sequins stash.  I love these little shakers as they make making shakers so darn easy you can’t help but fall in love with them.  The foam is thick enough (you can make the 3D foam tape thick enough by layering it up) to allow the shaker insides to move freely.

When the card stands up, you can see that I took the inside of the die cut and put it directly on the card base, inside the shaker.  This allows the shaker to be put over different papers.  You can see the bright yellow (I just love our Lemon paper) through the transparency (which Queen and Company provides in all their kits).   This card will be in the Shaker Card Party Buffet in April and May.  Come and play!

April is a great month!  Here are the links to all of the great specials:

  • CTMH’s 15 Minute Memories (Cut Above Scrapbook kits) are on sale for 50% off.
  • Join me in the Spring Coffee Loving Cardmakers blog hop which is happening for the next few days.  Check out all the lovely work, stamps, and incredible inspiration!!
  • S1704 – Flock Together is a sweet Stamp of the Month for $17.95 or $5.00 with a $50.00 order.
  • The Seasonal Expressions 1 retires on April 30, 2017.  This means the stamps and papers will all be retiring!
  • Join My Team and you will receive one of the Scrapbooking Cut Above kits, plus there are lots of other great reasons to join – Check it out.
  • Events – check them out on my calendar.
  • Great Cricut Giveaway Event…over $3300.00 in prizes until we hit the goal…read all about it!!  The party total is moving on up and we had our first prize giveaway!!  We are almost to the second giveaway!  Less then $100.00 to get there.  =)

Thanks for stopping by to check out the Happy Wishes card.  I hope it brightened your day.  Have a creative day!!

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Life Gets Stormy

Life Gets Stormy:

Unfortunately we all have moments or times in our lives where life is not working out well.  Thank goodness for those friends who walk life with us when we can barely do it.  This shaker card celebrates those relationships.

I love the sentiment and it comes from a wonderful stamp set that is retired from CTMH.  I love it some much it has a permanent residence in my stamp collection.

The contents of the shaker are “happy”.  Flowers, stars, pearls, silver beads and more “toppings” from Queen and Company (Shaker, die, and topping are from here).  This card is on the Shaker Card Party Buffet.

April is a great month!  Here are the links to all of the great specials:

  • CTMH’s 15 Minute Memories (Cut Above Scrapbook kits) are on sale for 50% off.
  • Join me in the Spring Coffee Loving Cardmakers blog hop which is happening for the next few days.  Check out all the lovely work, stamps, and incredible inspiration!!
  • S1704 – Flock Together is a sweet Stamp of the Month for $17.95 or $5.00 with a $50.00 order.
  • The Seasonal Expressions 1 retires on April 30, 2017.  This means the stamps and papers will all be retiring!
  • Join My Team and you will receive one of the Scrapbooking Cut Above kits, plus there are lots of other great reasons to join – Check it out.
  • Events – check them out on my calendar.
  • Great Cricut Giveaway Event…over $3300.00 in prizes until we hit the goal…read all about it!!  The party total is moving on up and we had our first prize giveaway!!  We are almost to the second giveaway!  Less then $100.00 to get there.  =)

Thanks for stopping by to check out the Life Get Stormy shaker card.  I hope it brightened your day.  Have a creative day!!

The Little Moments

The Little Moments

 

Here’s another one of the Butterfly Shakers using this great stamp set from the Flower Market Cricut Bundle.  It’s really awesome with all of the mixed font sayings.   I designed this to celebrate those little moments in life that make it so wonderful.  Facebook posts up memories and one of the ones they reminded me of is how I love watching SG play with dandelions and blowing away the seeds.  It’s not monumental.  It’s a little moment and it’s special.

See, isn’t she beautiful with her dandelion.  I hope she’ll always find pleasure in these little moments of life.

The shaker and die for the shaker are from Queen and Company.  The insides of this shaker are sequins and some seed beads that I think I got from AC Moore.  These matched the card better.  The sequins are from the Dreaming Big Sequins.  And those great silver glitter gems are no more as the Sugar Rush gems are sold out.  Per  sadness on that one.   I love this ribbon and you can get it in the Enchanted Ribbon Collection.

 

I put a little bitty gem on the “i” in “little”.  Super happy with this shaker card.  It’s part of the Shaker Card Party Buffet.  You can get it at the Harbor Scrapbooking event in April or at one of my CropTastic’s in May.    The paper is Blossom which is retired but I had a few sheets in my paper stash!  Loving getting to use up the stash.

 April is a great month!  Here are the links to all of the great specials:

  • CTMH’s 15 Minute Memories (Cut Above Scrapbook kits) are on sale for 50% off.
  • Join me in the Spring Coffee Loving Cardmakers blog hop which is happening for the next few days.  Check out all the lovely work, stamps, and incredible inspiration!!
  • S1704 – Flock Together is a sweet Stamp of the Month for $17.95 or $5.00 with a $50.00 order.
  • The Seasonal Expressions 1 retires on April 30, 2017.  This means the stamps and papers will all be retiring!
  • Join My Team and you will receive one of the Scrapbooking Cut Above kits, plus there are lots of other great reasons to join – Check it out.
  • Events – check them out on my calendar.
  • Great Cricut Giveaway Event…over $3300.00 in prizes until we hit the goal…read all about it!!  The party total is moving on up and we had our first prize giveaway!!  We are almost to the second giveaway!  Less then $400 to get there.  =)

Thanks for stopping by to check out The Little Moments shaker card.  I hope it brightened your day.  Have a creative day!!

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Sending Hugs Shaker Card

Sending Hugs Shaker Card:

Shaker cards are really a lot of fun.  This balloon card is sending some hugs to someone who needs them.  The shaker elements is the “extra special” part of the card.  I used Georgie paper that had in my stash.  I’m working on using my stash right now to make room for the New Seasonal Expressions that will be launched very very soon.  =)

I used Jillibean’s shaker cup, card base, and dies to create the shaker.  The insides of the shaker are from Queen and Company.  All other materials are CTMH.  The cardstock colors are Juniper, Slate, and Crystal Blue.  The ribbon is from the Enchantment Ribbon Collection.  All the stamping is done in Juniper Ink which is still one of my favorite colors.

There is a back panel behind the shaker cup.  I stamped “hugs enclosed” on it before sealing the cup, then you adhere the paper panel to the back of the front of the card so the cup comes through the hole in the card.  I stood the card up for taking the picture so you could see it.  On the inside, I stamped “to brighten your day”.

April is a great month!  Here are the links to all of the great specials:

  • CTMH’s 15 Minute Memories (Cut Above Scrapbook kits) are on sale for 50% off.
  • Join me in the Spring Coffee Loving Cardmakers blog hop which is happening for the next few days.  Check out all the lovely work, stamps, and incredible inspiration!!
  • S1704 – Flock Together is a sweet Stamp of the Month for $17.95 or $5.00 with a $50.00 order.
  • Join My Team and you will receive one of the Scrapbooking Cut Above kits, plus there are lots of other great reasons to join – Check it out.
  • Events – check them out on my calendar.
  • Great Cricut Giveaway Event…over $3300.00 in prizes until we hit the goal…read all about it!!  The party total is moving on up and we had our first prize giveaway!!  We are almost to the second giveaway!  Less then $400 to get there.  =)

Thanks for stopping by to check out my Sending You Hugs Shaker Card.  I hope it brightened your day.  Have a creative day!!

Hi Friend It’s the Last Day

Hi Friend

This is the last Cricut Shaker Card and my last card for the Spring Coffee Lover’s Blog Hop.  I hope you took some time to go over and look at the amazing work!!  =)

Using the sentiment “You are tea-rrific” from the Stamp of the Month S1703 Tea-rrific,  randomly stamp over the Kraft Cardstock with chocolate ink.  Use first and second generation images.

This is the last day you can purchase this stamp set so don’t miss out.  It’s got some super cute sayings and images in itBuild the shaker card on the Raspberry cardstock with your 3D foam tape.  I doubled up the tape and I sealed any openings with Liquid Glass to ensure the contents would not leak out.  Then you can add your shaker toppings.  Cover with transparency.  Add the top of the card on.  Lining up the card is much easier this way.  Use your shimmer brushes on the Cricut Sentiment and the steam from the cup.

Here’s the Design Space file (WARNING – all images were purchased images so if you do not have the cartridges, you’ll need them.  I’m happy to help you out with the CTMH ones):  https://us.cricut.com/design/#/canvas/56171688

March is a great month!  Here are the links to all of the great specials:

  • All of  CTMH’s die cuts and stamps/die cuts combos are on sale for 25% off.
  • Join me in the Spring Coffee Loving Cardmakers blog hop which is happening for the next few days.  Check out all the lovely work, stamps, and incredible inspiration!!
  • S1703 – Tea-rrific is an incredible Stamp of the Month for $17.95 or $5.00 with a $50.00 order.
  • Join My Team and you will receive the Sweet Birthday Stamp + Thin Cuts bundle (CC1220) FREE  plus there are lots of other great reasons to join – Check it out.
  • Events – check them out on my calendar.
  • Great Cricut Giveaway Event…over $3300.00 in prizes this month…read all about it!!  The party total is moving on up and we are close to our first prize giveaway!! We are almost to the first giveaway!  Less then $100 to get there.  =)

Thanks for stopping by to check out my Hi Friend Card!  Have a creative day!!


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Love You A Latte…I really do

Love You A Latte

With an anniversary around the corner on April 1 (and no, it’s not an April Fool’s Joke), this is a great card to have done.  It’s another one of my shaker card experiments with creating the shaker cards from the Cricut.  The Designer Space cut file will be posted on March 31 with the last shaker of the group.  It’s also part of the Spring Coffee Lovers’ Blog Hop.  You can click here to see their post, the amazing sponsors, and fabulous art work. 

I used Sea Glass cardstock for the base and Kraft for the top.  I love Kraft paper for coffee cards.  I stamped a retired stamp from CTMH Coffee Stain randomly over the top of the craft paper.  The “Love You A Latte” says it all.  My husband is a coffee addict.  He’s got a K-Cup, an Nespresso, and I think he’s the holder of a platinum membership thingy with Starbucks, LOL.  Come to my house and you’ll get great coffee, tea, or espresso.

The sentiment is cut from the Cricut and piece together.  I used the Shimmer Brush to sparkle up the “you” in the sentiment.  For shaker contents, I used toppings from Queen and Company.   I liked how the new Neutral toppings mixed in with some of the older ones.  I think I like the old bottles better than the new packaging.  I put down some Dreamin Big sequins and added some Sugar Rush Dots to the center of them.  =)

This shaker card will be part of the extra shaker kits you can purchase at our Shaker Card Parties in April. 

March is a great month!  Here are the links to all of the great specials:

  • All of  CTMH’s die cuts and stamps/die cuts combos are on sale for 25% off.
  • Join me in the Spring Coffee Loving Cardmakers blog hop which is happening for the next few days.  Check out all the lovely work, stamps, and incredible inspiration!!
  • S1703 – Tea-rrific is an incredible Stamp of the Month for $17.95 or $5.00 with a $50.00 order.
  • Join My Team and you will receive the Sweet Birthday Stamp + Thin Cuts bundle (CC1220) FREE  plus there are lots of other great reasons to join – Check it out.
  • Events – check them out on my calendar.
  • Great Cricut Giveaway Event…over $3300.00 in prizes this month…read all about it!!  The party total is moving on up and we are close to our first prize giveaway!! We are almost to the second giveaway!  Less then $400 to get there.  =)

Thanks for stopping by to check out my Love You A Latte Card!  Have a creative day!!


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Cup of Cheer Shaker Card

Cup of Cheer Shaker Card

In making the Shaker Card Party and doing the Spring Coffee Loving Paper Crafters Blog Hop, I combined the two and created three shaker cards to have available for purchase at the class.  I created the cards in Design Space using images from the CTMH Exclusive Cartridges as well as some of the free ones they offer.  The stamp set is a retired CTMH stamp set – Coffee Ring.  I tend to hang on to anything coffee.

I used Pixie cardstock for the base because it’s pretty “springy”.   Kraft paper just looks so right with coffee themed cards, I used it as the top of my card.  Get a box of transparencies from Staples to make the inside of the card.   some bright shaker toppings from both Queen and Company as well as Michaels.  Stamp the Pixie cardstock using Chocolate ink.  The saying is from a coffee stamp set, Caffeine Addict, from Sugar Pea Designs.

Now, I build the container for the shaker material with our 3D foam tape.  I used two layers of it so the beads would roll around better.  I have done one layer and you’ll see that in another post.  Two works better for more movement.  A lesson learned is figuring out how to build the well on the base and have it line up right.  Top down like I did, leave you trying to line up the card upside down.  It makes the Queen and Company Shaker Cards look quite lovely for the ease of making the cards!!  You can see that the shaker contents have plenty of room to move around.

To finish up, I used the Shimmer Brush to add shimmer to the letters in the title.  I used the Dreamin’ Big Sequins with gold glitter gems in the center for embellishments.   It’s a great card to send to someone not feeling well or having a down day or time in their life.  Well, everyone needs a cup of cheer.  =)

March is a great month!  Here are the links to all of the great specials:

  • All of  CTMH’s die cuts and stamps/die cuts combos are on sale for 25% off.
  • Join me in the Spring Coffee Loving Cardmakers blog hop which is happening for the next few days.  Check out all the lovely work, stamps, and incredible inspiration!!
  • S1703 – Tea-rrific is an incredible Stamp of the Month for $17.95 or $5.00 with a $50.00 order.
  • Join My Team and you will receive the Sweet Birthday Stamp + Thin Cuts bundle (CC1220) FREE  plus there are lots of other great reasons to join – Check it out.
  • Events – check them out on my calendar.
  • Great Cricut Giveaway Event…over $3300.00 in prizes this month…read all about it!!  The party total is moving on up and we are close to our first prize giveaway!! We are almost to the first giveaway!  Less then $100 to get there.  =)

Thanks for stopping by to check out my Cup of Cheer Skaker Coffee Loving Cardmakers’ Card!  Have a creative day!!

 

 

 

 

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Hello Shaker Card

Hello Shaker Card

This is one of the cards for the Shaker Card Party.  All the of the stamps, papers, and hello die cut are from CTMH.  The die cuts are 25% off this month! Woot, woot!  The shaker heart, die, and toppings (insides of the shaker) are from Queen and Company.

Using the “hello” die from above, I cut it both in Sea Glass and Black.  Doubled it up to create a shadowing effect.

I did discover that the glitter, while beautiful, tends to adhere it’s self to the transparency on the shaker.  This then blocks you from seeing the other fun things inside the shaker.  Here’s a side by side so you can see how it looks.  I won’t be adding glitter to my shakers anymore.

March is a great month!  Here are the links to all of the great specials:

  • All of  CTMH’s die cuts and stamps/die cuts combos are on sale for 25% off.
  • S1703 – Tea-rrific is an incredible Stamp of the Month for $17.95 or $5.00 with a $50.00 order.
  • Join My Team and you will receive the Sweet Birthday Stamp + Thin Cuts bundle (CC1220) FREE  plus there are lots of other great reasons to join – Check it out.
  • Events – check them out on my calendar.
  • Great Cricut Giveaway Event…over $3300.00 in prizes this month…read all about it!!  The party total is moving on up and we are close to our first prize giveaway!! We are almost to the first giveaway!  Less then $100 to get there.  =)

Thanks for stopping by to check out the Hello Heart Shaker Card!  Have a creative day!!

Shaker Card Party!

Shaker Card Party!

These shaker cards are so fun it’s like having a party.  The class for Harbor Scrapbooking is to make these 3 cards for $20.00.  Those who sign up and make arrangements for payment prior to March 25, 2017, will receive a bonus shaker card!!

Here you can see the fun:

March is a great month!  Here are the links to all of the great specials:

Thanks for stopping by to check out my Shaker Card Party.  Have a creative day!!